Burnley Chasing Czech Republic Goalkeeper Jiri Pavlenka

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A report in German newspaper Bild, suggests that Premier League side Burnley are chasing Werder Bremen goalkeeper Jiri Pavlenka. A fee of around £3 million is being reported; however, it is understood that Bremen want £5.5 million. Pavlenka was Bremen’s number one as they were relegated from the Bundesliga for the first time in 41 years.

Burnley Keen to Add Goalkeeper Jiri Pavlenka to Squad

Werder Bremen Awaiting Offer From Burnley

According to the report in Bild, Bremen are awaiting the first offer to come from Burnley for their keeper Jiri Pavlenka. It is understood that an offer from the Premier League team is expected in the coming days. However, it appears that the offer from the Clarets will be below Werder Bremen’s valuation.

Burnley manager Sean Dyche, backed by new owners ALK Capital Investment Group, is looking to strengthen his squad with several new signings this summer. Dyche added defender Nathan Collins to his squad this week in a deal believed to have been around £12 million. Should a deal be reached with Werder Bremen, Jiri Pavlenka could be the next to arrive at Turf Moor. Should he sign, he would have fellow countryman Matej Vydra on hand to help him with his new surroundings.

Who is Jiri Pavlenka?

29-year-old Pavlenka is a Czech Republic international who currently has 13 caps for his country. A back injury saw the Werder Bremen number one miss the current European Championships.

Pavlenka began his career at Baník Ostrava playing 67 games. A switch to Slavia Prague proved successful, winning the league title in his first full season at the club. His performances convinced German club Werder Bremen to spend an estimated three million euros on the shot-stopper. Pavlenka instantly became their number one keeper playing 155 games in four seasons.

Due to Bremen’s recent relegation, Pavlenka may believe it is now time for a new challenge and should Burnley match his valuation, the Czech could be playing Premier League football next season.

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